Monday, January 6, 2014

Cashier at Lowe's shot when customer drops gun

22-year-old Samantha Manago is a head cashier at the Lowe's Home Improvement store in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was working in the store last Thursday when 58-year-old Dianne Darling came in to shop.

Darling was carrying a .22 caliber pistol which fell out of it's holster and went off when it struck the floor. The bullet hit Samantha in the arm. Samantha was taken to the hospital for treatment where she was listed in good condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and no charges have been filed. Wyoming does not require residents to obtain a permit before carrying a loaded, concealed gun in public. Police recommend that anyone who wants to carry a concealed weapon take a firearm safety course, but the course is not required.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the cashier can sue the pants off this "responsible" gun owner. It seems like lawsuits are the only recourse citizens have left when dealing with these folks or has that right be taken away as well?

Anonymous said...

Dianne Darling should be sued, fined, and jailed, as should all who shoot without good necessary defensive cause, whether intentional or unintentional. Guns should be banned in all public places. All guns should be registered, owners should be required to undergo comprehensive mental & physical testing, comprehensive training, and their licenses, training, and mental assessments should be redone each year. The costs of administering should be paid by fees on the gun owners for all related costs. I hope Samantha recovers fully and seeks justice and compensation.

Anonymous said...

I condemn the police and the governor of Wyoming for allowing gun toters to get away with shooting people in public, claiming the gun fell out of it's holser. Who ever heard of a gun falling out of it's holster.

Anonymous said...

Lol at the comments. Hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Look out! That 22 is jumping right out and attacking folks!

Anonymous said...

since this accident I fear careless gun carriers. It's not your cell phone! its a gun! Its Cheyenne whats the probability you will need gun protection at local store in Cheyenne, Ill tell you zero. Im ashamed all my years in Wyoming Ladies come on!!!

usascottwright said...

Wow listen to all you nut balls. Some holsters do not have a stap to hold them in. It is just to protect the gun from forein debries.

Yes an unfortunate accident. The person should be held to pay the medical cost for the injury.

I carry a weapon, in a strapped holster, that doesn't make me a bad person because I like to be protected.

Perhaps you might think differently when this happens to you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU0EJS3cJIc

Gunner Jacky said...

I agree that person who have gun in home or carry a concealed weapon take a firearm safety course. It is very necessary that gun owner should know the firearm safety rules to avoid such type of accident in future. I have also taken firearm safety training from Boston firearms training center and it is very useful.